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8:51am

Fri June 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Saudi Women Get Behind The Wheel, Renew Protest Of Driving Ban

Manal al-Sharif, some supporters say, is Saudi Arabia's Rosa Parks.
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We're starting to see reports on Twitter about today's #Women2Drive campaign against Saudi Arabia's cultural ban on women drivers.

-- From Jeddah, Laila Sindi says that after 10 minutes behind the wheel she came to a police checkpoint. Her tweets indicate she was detained for a couple hours.

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12:01am

Tue May 31, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Killed

Al-Qaida's Paper Trail: A 'Treasure-Trove' For U.S.

When U.S. commandos stormed Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this month, they spent much of their time on the ground shoving papers, CDs and thumb drives into huge document bags strung around their necks. That sweep was considered an integral part of the operation, and it confirmed what the intelligence community had long believed: that bin Laden was obsessive about documenting everything.

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1:34pm

Thu May 26, 2011
The Two-Way

Pakistan Agrees To Let CIA Search Bin Laden's Compound

The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was found and killed. (May 3, 2011, file photo.)
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"Pakistan has agreed to allow the CIA to send a forensics team to examine the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed," The Washington Post just reported, citing "U.S. officials" as its sources.

According to the Post, the team will be looking for materials that the al-Qaida leader and his follows might have hidden at the site.

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9:01am

Tue May 24, 2011
The Two-Way

Saudi Woman Defies Ban On Driving While Female

Manal al-Sharif, some supporters say, is Saudi Arabia's Rosa Parks.
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One woman's effort to end the ban on her gender being able to drive in Saudi Arabia is catching attention around the world.

And on Morning Edition today, the editor of Jeddah's Saudi News said that Manal al-Sharif's campaign is gaining some traction in Saudi Arabia.

"More and more women will take up the wheel," Khalid al Moeena told ME guest host Mary Louise Kelly.

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6:27pm

Tue May 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Hamas Foreign Minister: We Accept Two-State Solution With '67 Borders

Hamas' Deputy Foreign Minister Ghazi Hamad.
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Hamas' Deputy Foreign Minister Ghazi Hamad told NPR's Robert Siegel that the Islamic political party has accepted a two-state solution that respects the 1967 borders.

Robert asked Hamad in a very straight forward way: "If Israel were to accept a two-state solution in which Palestine would be in Gaza and the West Bank and have its capital in Jerusalem, is that an acceptable aim that Hamas is striving for or is that in and of itself insufficient because there would still be a state of Israel?"

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